Programme Planning Ahead

Warning: events, dates, times and starting locations are still subject to change. Events in white lettering have been confirmed. Events in grey are walks, red are admin events, yellow socials and blue trips, all awaiting approval.

PREVIEW OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Sundon Hills and Harlington
Day walk
Jane Rouse Tel 07513956213
Starting at Sundon Hills car park we will walk to Harlington before circling back to Sundon via Sharpenhoe and a beautiful ridge walk. One sharp climb but otherwise a gentle walk around John Bunyans “Delectable Mountains .
Priory School 9:30
8 miles approx. Return mid to late afternoon
Bramingham circular walk
Intermediate walk
Tony Woodward. 07594532429.
Starting at 10:00 from car park behind Brim and Crown,(nr Sainsburys)   walk across Bramingham Park and pass Keech Hospice, on to Upper Sundon. Then on to Sundon Hills, and Streatley with a stop at The Chequers if open, from there back across fields to the start. Easy paced, relatively flat walk. about 7.5 miles finish around 1.30 to 2:00.

Meet at the Yum Yum at 09.30 am unless you wish to go straight to Bramingham for 10.00 am
Meet at the Yum Yum at 09,30am
Return 2.00pm approx
Distance 7.5 miles approx.
Mystery walk with a warn ending.
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
A leisurely walk finishing up a Staveley Rd for a warm ending, will take in all sorts of paths etc together with some hills. Classed as a medium to hard walk considering the time of year.
bus stop in West St 10.00am.
We may get a bus depends on day.
Return mid afternoon.
Up to 6 miles depends on day & weather.
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Silsoe Circular
Intermediate walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Circular walk going through Lower Gravenhurst and Shillington.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am
Return 2.30 approx
Distance 8 miles approx
Aston Clinton
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Aston Clinton.
About 12 ml.
Committee Meeting
Meeting open to members
Carolyn or Gill
Please notify Carolyn of proposals, agenda items and if you wish to attend, in advance of  meeting.  Carolyn secretary: c.cooper47@icloud.com and/or Gill chair: gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk Venue: Venue T.B.A
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Redbourn
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Redbourn, taking in St Albans.
09.30 Priory school
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30
Warden/Galley/Barton Hills circular.
Intermediate walk
Tony Woodward 07594532429.
Starting at 10:00 from car park behind Brim and Crown ( near Sainsburys), walk across Bramingham Park to Warden Hills. Climb Galley Hill (Hanging place for highwaymen and witches), and on to Barton Hills and Barton Springs. Return along bottom off Warden Hills to Bramingham Park with a stop for refreshments at my house Turnpike Drive. Easy paced walk with 2 climbs and one descent. About 9 miles finish around 2:30 to 3:30.

Meet at the Yum Yum at 09.30am unless you wish to meet at Bramingham at 10.00.am.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 09.30am
Return at 2.30 - 03.30 pm approx
Distance 9 miles. approx
Ouse River Walk
Easy walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
F70 bus at 8.30 am to MK then no.7 bus to New Bradwell.
Walk the Ouse Valley Way to north of Stony Stratford ending up in the town centre. Local bus back to MK then F70 to Dunstable.
Easy level walk on good surface with a couple of stiles
Refreshments at finish
8.20 a.m. High Street North
(Santander) bus stop
Dunstable 3.45/4.45 p.m.
5/6 miles
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Barton Hills Circular
Part day walk
Don 01582 601852
A slow ramble visiting the Barton Hills and the estate village of Hexton, with a stop for refreshments. Return to Barton is along the John Bunyan Trail with only one hill.
9.30 Priory School
3pm 6 mls
Edlesborough
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Edlesborough playing fields.
09.30 Wilko car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Ashridge - Ivinghoe Beacon
Half day walk
Olwen 07415334251
Expect mud and views as we leisurely wind our way from Ashridge Monument -though the forest to wards Ivinghoe Beacon which we will climb up. A walk along the ridge to meet the Ridgeway path and a short climb to Ducombe Terrace
Meet at Priory School at 9.30
Distance about 7 miles
Return about 2/2.30 pm
Gadebridge, Hemel Hempstead
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Gadebridge Park.
09.30 Wilko car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Woburn
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Woburn car park.
09.30 French's Ave
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30
Toddington Circular
Half day walk
Wendy Hopkins
01582 602235/07712 336318
We  park around the Green in Toddington and follow a route that takes us north to the village of Tingrith. From here we head towards Eversholt, down through Daintry Wood and use footpaths to return to the start where, hopefully,the cafes in Toddington will be open and welcoming.
Meet at Wilkinson's car park at 9.30 am
Return 2 pm approx
Distance 6 miles approx
The Hatfield Line
Mike's Midweek Walk.
Mike 07594 577129
Picking the no 34 Bus to St Albans, walking down to pick up the Hatfield line by the St Albans Abbey station  & continue on to Hatfield on a excellent track ( but beware of cyclists) .We will stop off on route at the Morrison's at Fleetville for refreshments before continue on to Hatfield. Return by bus to pick up the 34 back to Dunstable. Classed as easy to medium walk.
Note we may reverse the walk on the day by Walking from  Hatfield to St Albans.
Meet at the bus stop in West St at 9.00am to catch the 9.05am No 34 to St Albans
Return by 4pm.
Distance max 7.5 miles
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Wing Circular.
Intermediate walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Circular walk from Wing.  This will include visiting Aston Abbotts and Cublington.  Hopefully we will find a pub that is open for refreshments.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am
Return 2.30 approx
Distance 8.5 miles.
Sandy circular
Day walk
Les 07866858992

A circular walk from Sandy, up through woods along the Greensand Ridge. Then via Everton along the ridge to Gamlingay. We then return  to Sandy via Potton and Sandy heath, hopefully a pub stop midday.

Meet at French's Avenue 9.30 am
Distance 12 miles.
Return around 5pm
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Ver Valley circular Walk.
Intermediate Walk
Eila 07964291892 or Steve 01582731026
A steady paced scenic steady paced walk from Redbourn towards Flamstead and Verulam End, crossing the Watling Street, golf course and Redbourn bypass.  It may be muddy in places!  Suggest walkers bring a hot drink and something to eat.
9.30 Priory School
approx 8 miles return about 2.30. There are refreshmentsat the end in Redbourn if wanted.
Ashridge
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Ashridge visitor centre.
09.30 Wilko car park
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30
Heath and Woodland
Part day walk
Don 01582 601852
This will be a slow ramble through the woods from Little Brickhill to Bow Brickhilland on to Woburn for refreshments. Return to Little Brickhill is through Buttermilk Wood.
9.30 French's Ave
3pm 7 mls
Edlesborough/Pitstone
Easy walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
61A bus at 9.17 to Edlesborough. Walk via Ivinghoe to Pitstone.
Refreshments at Ivinghoe and College Lake (if time permits)
Easy walk with possibly a couple of stiles
Return 61 bus at 12.38 from Pitstone
9.05 at Yum Yum bus stop West Street
1.15 p.m. Dunstable
5/6 miles
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
A Right Royal Walk - London
Half day walk
Olwen 07415334251
A six mile walk starting at Blackfriars    We will meet at Blackfriars Station -south side at 10.30. ( The train leaves Leagrave at 9.39, Luton 9.43 Luton Airport Parkway 9.46).  We will start with a drink at the Royal Festival Hall -pass a Palace or two and the odd Royal Monument. The walk finishes at the Victoria and Albert Museum - which is in easy access to the underground for making your way home when ready
Wheathampstead
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Wheathampstead.
09.30 Wilko car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Castle Acre, Norfolk
weekend away
Julian Clark-Lowes
07979 435856
A weekend away at Castle Acre, Norfolk in the Old Red Lion, an independent hostel formerly a YHA. An interesting little village in an area we seldom go to.
Studham circular
Half-day walk
Hazel 07929889292.
Starting in Studham, parking in or around the Common, proceeding through Masons Plantation, across the golf course, dropping down towards Dagnall, then towards Hoo Wood and Hudnall Common and back to Studham. A couple of fairly steep hills. Possible pub stop at the end.
Meet Priory School 9.30am
Distance 6 miles approx
Day or half-day walk.
Walk leader needed.
Wendover Arm to College Lake
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Getting the no 61 bus to Aston Clinton then following the Wendover Arm back to the Grand Union Junction continuing on to College Lake. Classed as a easy to medium walk along the canal towpath  ( can be slippery in places depending on the time of the year & weather. No refreshments on route but we stop at College Lake cafe if we have time.
Meet West St bus stop at 9.00am to catch the 61A to Aylesbury.
Return by 4pm.
Distance 6-7miles.
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Woburn circular.
Intermediate walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Circular walk starting from Woburn.  We will see the Abbey, Eversholt, Woburn Park, hopefully some deer and elephants, and returning to Woburn for refreshments.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30am
Return 2.30 pm approx
Distance 8.5 miles approx
Wendover
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Wendover.
09.30 Wilko car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Markyate wander
Intermediate Walk
Steve Goss 07935273417 01582731026
A steady paced walk from Markyate which will include some nice Hertfordshire scenery and probably a pub stop at some stage.
9.30 at Priory School
8-9 miles return about 2.30 depending on refreshment stop.
Three Locks
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Three Locks car park.
09.30 French's Ave
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30
Around Redbourne
Part day walk
Don 01582 601852
The route of this slow ramble crosses Redburn Common to Church End and then crosses the M1 bridge to head for Nirvana. Towards the end of the walk a stop can be made for refreshments at the Garden Centre near Redding Wood. There is one hill on walk.
9.30 Priory School
2.30pm 5.5 mls
London Walk
Easy walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Alexandra Palace/Finsbury Park London Walk
A bus to Luton Airport/9.35 757 Greenline to Brent Cross, then local bus to Muswell Hill.
Interesting walk visiting Alexandra Palace and park with great views of London. Continue Parkland Walkway via Highgate Woods partly along disused railway line to Finsbury Park. Some short hills involved but generally an easy walk on good paths.
Refreshments at start and finish
Return local bus Finsbury Park via Islington to Marylebone Road/Baker Street junction, then 757 Gloucester Road to Interchange, busway to Dunstable
Winston Churchill 8.45 a.m.
Dunstable 5/6 p.m.
5/6 miles
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Totternhoe Circular
Half day walk
Gill: 07903 801203
A spring walk through Totternhoe Knolls and nature reserve with some stunning views. Easy paced and mainly level with some gentle inclines. Pub stop optional at the end of the walk. Start and end point is the National Trust car park off Castle Hill Road.
9.30am. Priory School or 9.45am at start point.
5 miles
Woburn Sands
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Woburn Sands.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.
April Hostel Trip
Trip
Alan 07957 438153
This walking-hostelling trip will be from Friday April 5th - returning Tuesday April 9th.   We will stay 2 nights in the Swanage YHA. Then stay 2 nights in the Lulworth YHA. Alternatively, you can make your own arrangements for accommodation. We'll be walking in country and the coastal path. We will have a planning meeting nearer the time to arrange car-sharing and food/catering.
Lilley Circular
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Meet at the Winston Churchill bus stop  9.15am to catch any bus to the interchange to catch the 9.58am No 101 to Lilley.. A circular taking in a variety of footpaths & hills .Classed as a medium to hard walk remembering the time of year. Subject to timing we may be able to visit The Lilley Arms  before we make the return journey back to Luton or Dunstable.

Please call me if you wish to meet elewhere.
9.15am Church St bus stop to catch any bus to the Interchange.
Return late afternoon .
Distance max 6 miles.
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